36 states sue Google over how it manages its Play Store

Source: Cat Zakrzewski, Gerrit De Vynck & Rachel Lerman, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Thirty-six states, including Utah, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit targeting Google’s app store. 

It argues that Google maintains a monopoly in the market for distributing apps for the Android operating system, which it owns and develops and is used by most of the world’s smartphones. The suit claims that Google favors its Play Store over other app stores available on Android devices and argues that developers have “no reasonable choice” but to distribute their apps through the store.

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